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Take care of your product

Give it some love

Take care of your product

Care instructions for leather and fabric

Take care of your product, because, like all things in life, even your favourite sofa or armchair will change its appearance and feel over time. So we have put together a list of advice to consider to keep your ownership as carefree and straightforward as possible – so you may happily live together for many years ahead.

Getting to know your product.

When you start using your brand new furniture – the upholstery will initially be quite tight. The first month or so, it is not uncommon to see some new creases where the upholstery has been stretched. This is normal and occur as the materials adapt and conform to your seating habits. After the first month, depending on usage, the materials have adapted to each other, and the stretching from there on will be to a lesser degree.

Give it some love.

If you have cushions with feather filling, it is important to fluff them up, preferably each day. By doing this, you ensure that they do not become flat and lose their shape and, if possible, switch them around and turn them to let them wear evenly. It is completely natural for cushions to become more soft and comfortable to sit in. They will, over time, adapt and conform to your seating habits.

Take care of your product.

Regular cleaning your sofa by vacuuming it once a week on a low setting is an essential part of your sofas maintenance. This because the filling in your sofa will over time change with use, therefore, it is important to switch the back and seat cushions around regularly, much in the same way that it is good to change your favourite seating spot from time to time – to lessen the uneven wear of the sofa. By adhering to this advice, your sofa will maintain its shape and comfort for a longer time ahead.

Fabrics and leathers

Learn more about the different types of fabrics and leathers in our range.

Read about types of fabrics.
Read about types of leathers.

General advice on fabrics.

All fabrics have different care instructions depending on the material they are made of and how they have been woven. In all loose covers, there are washing instructions that are specific to the fabric that you have chosen. Bigger covers such as whole frame covers are better to leave to a laundry service since your domestic washing machine might not be able to add as much water as the covers need. Always make sure not to centrifuge too much, do not tumble dry, and always reupholster the furniture when the covers are still slightly damp, as this makes it easier to get the covers back on correctly.

Remember

  • Always treat stains immediately when they occur, and follow the instructions that are valid for your fabric.
  • Place absorbent, non-coloured paper or fabric underneath the stain on the fabric.
  • Avoid rubbing directly on the fabric since this can cause colour loss and burls.
  • If you’re not sure how to treat a stain, contact a specialist for advice.
  • Air and vacuum your furniture regularly, as dirt can result in extra damage.
  • Do not place the furniture in direct sunlight or too close to a heating source.
  • The furniture should always be kept in regular indoor temperature since the damp and cold environment can cause damage.
  • When possible, switch places and turn the cushions regularly, this will wear both the inner cushion and the covers more evenly.
  • Fabric and leather will stretch when used, therefore you will sometimes need to correct the covers and smooth out any wrinkles by hand.
  • In case your furniture’s back and seat cushions are filled with ball fibre or feathers you will need to shake the cushions into their original shape after usage.
General advice on fabrics

General advice on leathers.

Different leathers have different care instructions. Check what kind of leather you have purchased and contact your closest furniture store for advice on what type of leather care products to purchase if needed. If you decide to use any of those products, the colour of the leather can change a bit, but this will wear off in time.

Remember

  • If you spill any liquids, absorb it immediately with a clean cloth.
  • Clean stains with a damp cloth. Do not use any strong detergents.
  • Avoid rubbing the leather.​
  • In case you’re not sure how to treat a stain, contact a specialist for advice.
  • Dust periodically with a wool cloth.
  • Do not place the furniture in direct sunlight or too close to a heating source.
  • The furniture should always be kept in regular indoor temperature since the damp and cold environment can cause damage.
  • Switch places and turn the cushions regularly. This will wear both the inner cushion and the covers more evenly. 
  • Leather will stretch when used. Therefore you will sometimes need to correct the covers and smooth any wrinkles out by hand. 
  • Air the environment on humid days to keep leather from becoming dry. 
General advice on leathers

REACH

We follow the REACH regulation, which will guarantee you that each fabric has passed significant scrutiny in regards to its minimalized environmental impact as well as to its manufacturing and assurance that it does not contain any harmful chemicals.

Read more here on the European Chemical Agency’s, ECHA’s, website.

Oeko-Tex®

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.

Find out here what STANDARD 100 means and why it is worth checking for their label when buying textiles.